I talk a lot about packing. I admit it, this is the content that got Minimal Motorcyclist started in the first place. It’s a popular thing to talk about among motorcyclists, and many people know they are carrying too much, and dream of a way to cut back. This leads naturally to minimalism. But – … More This Thing About Packing
Look, we all need water. To drink, to cook, to clean (if you’re into that sort of thing) – with it we quite literally die. So, how do we carry it? Where to do get more when we run out? When traveling, my primary water supply is a 3l hydration set up in my backpack. … More Water, Water – Where, exactly?
There are some riders who don’t camp, but most overlanders will spend a lot of time living in a tent. But which tent? It wasn’t that long ago there wasn’t a lot of choices. Small, lightweight backpacking tents or large, expedition style tents. Or, of course, the ones that combined the lightweight materials of the … More Lets Talk About Tents
Look, a lot of us want to share our story. Some of the things we, as travelers, get to do just feels so surreal sharing it with friends and family (and any one else online who finds us) just makes it seem more real. Not a lot more real, but just a little. For many … More Road Blogs
I’ve mentioned other places how important it is to slow down while traveling. I will also admit that I struggle with that, from time to time. I have other things I want to do, and I get distracted while traveling and – since a lot of my trips involve me having to me somewhere at a … More Pace of Overland Travel
Long, long ago I promised a review ofthe RX3, CSC’s 250cc adventure bike, as an actual overlanding machine. I’d begged off making any comments right away because,well, I hadn’t gone anywhere on it. If you are going to say a bike is good for traveling, you have to travel. Spend a couple weeks living out … More CSC Motorcycle RX3 Review – part 3 (Overlanding)
The open road calls, and sometimes just a day’s ride isn’t long enough. But if you are going to be on the road for longer, you will want to bring things with. Once you start bringing things, you need to have places to carry those things – and all the sudden you can’t see your … More Five Bags – Packing Your Motorcycle
I had an earlier post about dollars per day, and mentioned $60. I use this as a friendly benchmark when I talk about budgets in classes. It’s fun number – low enough many people used to their two-week see EVERYTHING whirlwind trip (the one you need a couple weeks to recover from) don’t believe is … More Overland Budgets Part Three – What is $60 a day?
I love camping. I mean, I could (and have) lived in a tent for extended period. When I was younger, and in Boy Scouts, my favorite part of any summer was when we went camping. Especially backpacking – when you have to have everything along with. It felt like we were off on our own, … More Motorcycling Packing – Camping Gear
Maps. I love maps. It’s something I actually say on a regular basis, usually as I drool over my drawer filled with country and city maps from all over the world. Maps are amazing, what dreams are made of, or at least the first ingredient. If you are planning to follow a certain route while … More Route Planning – Maps